Definitions of plate:
  • noun:   dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten
  • noun:   a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • noun:   a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
  • noun:   a shallow receptacle for collection in church
  • noun:   structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage
  • noun:   a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)
  • noun:   a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
  • noun:   the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube
  • noun:   any flat platelike body structure or part
  • noun:   a main course served on a plate
    Example: "A vegetable plate"
  • noun:   the thin under portion of the forequarter
  • noun:   a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly
  • noun:   the quantity contained in a plate
  • noun:   the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
    Example: "He plays behind the plate"
  • noun:   a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  • noun:   (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
  • verb:   coat with a layer of metal
    Example: "Plate spoons with silver"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #23490)

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